International photojournalism

Sierra Leone
Ebola Aftermath
The country is leaving behind its back the Ebola nightmare.

On November 6th, 2015, Sierra Leone has been declared "Ebola-free" by WHO. On May 2015 (six months before), after almost one year schools reopened and people want their normality back: celebrating, smiling, greeting friends shaking their hands. The awakening has been brutal, as it's not just about t
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St Helena
The Rock
End of an isolation

St. Helena: a little more than a rock that stands in the middle of the South Atlantic, rising from a depth of almost five thousand meters, halfway between the coasts of Africa and those of South America. Four thousand people live on the island: the descendants of the first English settlers, of the C
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Japan
When pregnancy gets you jobless
Matahara: women's rights and illegal layoffs in modern Japan

It may sounds like a Japanese word to Western ears, but matahara is an acronym created in Japan from the words 'maternity harassment'. Matahara defines the attempt of many companies to dismiss women once they get pregnant.

Despite a law guaranteeing the maternity leave, in Japan more than
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St Helena
Last ship to St.Helena
Last chance to embark on an epic journey

The RMS St Helena is not only the last mail ship on Her Majesty's service still remaining in the world. It is, above all, the lifeline that ensures the survival of the 4,000 inhabitants of the island of St. Helena, confined to little more than a rock in the middle of the South Atlantic, halfway betw
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Thailand
Karen - No future, no hope
The existence of one of the world's oldest refugee camps is at risk

More than 120 thousands Karen refugees from Burma still live today inside 9 different camps in Thailand. They have been living there for the last 30 years and they have no chances to change their status. So far. They fled from a civil war, ethnic persecution, to find themselves prisoners without a f
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Albania
Swinging Tirana
A new life and energy run through the streets of the capital

Just twenty years ago, the city of Tirana was a sort of Pyongyang in the heart of Europe, the capital of a paranoid, isolated nation. Today Tirana is a vibrant, ambitious town, welcoming those who ran away during the Nineties now back richer, and with a better instruction. It's people in their thirt
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Africa
Masks never die
Why African people must celebrate Carnival all year round

Secret societies, in Africa, represent the traditional society, a kind of parallel authority. They reveal themselves through the masks appearance: every mask has its own meaning, and its appearance brings a clear message to the community members.

"Masks talk. And listen to men and to their
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China
Chunyun-Chunjie'
World migration: 3.5 billions of people travelling on tracks

Contemporary China is an ultra-complex system of around 1.4 billion people and represents - under many points of view - the greatest social experiment ever attempted in the history of the mankind. One of the key-concepts used by the Communist Chinese Party's propaganda is the Confucian theory of "Ha
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Africa
Of sand and ocean
On the road to Black Africa. The only way from Maghreb to Guinea

Recent years' political turmoils made the Sahara region mostly off limits for any Western person aiming to travel from Maghreb to the heart of Africa on a land route. The only viable itinerary today starts from Morocco and pass through Mauritania, Senegal and Guinea Bissau.

It’s a long j
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Italy
AbandoNation
Italian ghost villages are our country's best kept secret

After the Second World War, the Italian territory begun to be sistematically abandoned. The need of a job, politics and infrastructures favouring urban settlements and natural causes produced a progressive, definitive abandon of many villages. The Italian Revenue Agency recently conducted a research
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Israel
New families album
Gay and lesbian parents in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv's 2014 Gay Pride theme was in the news, and still is: the new families, children with two fathers or two mothers. A study of the American Psychological Association says there is no scientific evidence that parents' sexual orientation can influence or decide the ability of being good fathers
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Europe
Journey of a life
How a simple flight can change your life

If you are sick and need bone marrow transplant to survive, there is a chance in over 100,000 that you will find a compatible donor somewhere in the world. When a batch of bone marrow is extracted from a donor, there are only 24-36 hours before it can be safely implanted in the recipient patient. Be
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Guinea Bissau
Saudade Bissau

When during Fifteenth century the Portuguese fleet begun to sail the Atlantic ocean, Guinea coasts were among the first territories to be explored, and in 1446 Portugal declared them as its own possession. The real colonisation started a lot later, and it was the result of endless conflicts - mostly
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China
Rolls Royce generation
Young millionaires in Shanghai: not an ordinary Chinese life

They are the new Chinese entrepreneurs. Young, bright, lovers of luxury, they refuse the past (that is, politics) and look at the future with managerial grit. Boasting U.S. University degrees and European girlfriends. To settle they chose Shanghai, the New York of the East, an ambitious, cosmopolita
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Liberia
Ebola - Third Millennium plague
Where an invisible death has the efficiency of a soldier

The new principles that regulate social relations in Monrovia are simple: if you touch the wrong person, you die. Touch the person who has touched the wrong person, you die. Get on the wrong taxi, you die. You distractingly scratch your eye or light a cigarette with the hand that has touched the wro
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Italy
Isola: the Island of Milan
The place to be

"L'Isola" (the island) is a former popular and working class district built at the end of the ninetenth century around Porta Nuova, close to the center of Milan. In recent years the district has undergone many changes becoming the new "place to be" while waiting for the Expo 2015. But unlike what ha
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International photojournalism